The Naked and Famous Poster Sacramento 2011
The Naked and Famous Poster 2011 Sacramento designed by Jason Malmberg for Decabet

Queens of the Stone Age Poster Sacramento 2005

Concept and Process

My The Naked and Famous poster (2011) for their Sacramento show that August was a unique departure for me as I wanted to take things in a different direction than you might otherwise normally see on a TNAF poster. The band felt to me like they had a bright candy-colored (yet tasteful) aesthetic and, with that in mind, I had decided that I would try to make something a little bit European and a lot of odd.
I started out wanting to make something bizarre in the Polish movie poster vein but more cuddly and less horrific. I think I ended up with something a little more like a German ice cream bar wrapper from the 70s. A daffy little confection with clean edges and just-this-side-of-Terry-Gilliam puffy typography.

As I recall this was around the time my girlfriend (now wife) and I were more than a little obsessedd with Little Big Planet, so Im certain that more than a little of it’s irony crazy, rounded-edge, sticker-obsessed mayhem found its way onto the page here.

Since I was taking some liberties with the stacking of the band name, I threw Information and Promotion a bone (as I also did with my 2008 poster for Kinky and Money Mark) by tucking all the relevant show and ticket info into a modernist strip of data running along the bottom. U;m still very fond of this one. A little pop-art, a little glam, a lot of odd.

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Poster Specs

• 11″ X 17” Handsomely-printed offset print

• Printed on archival-quality heavy cardstock

• Each piece individually signed and numbered in a strictly limited edition




Dispatches of note, stout with formidable brio from a weary pen

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I’ve done work for everyone from “Weird Al” to Foo Fighters, Foals to Cut Copy, and bands and festivals ranging in scale from local to international. Contact me using the form below and I’ll be back to you (usually within 24 hours) to talk about what brilliant things we might conjure into being.

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